Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton


2/21/1989, California, USA

Birth Name

Desariee Starr Compton


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Scout Taylor-Compton began her acting career with a role in a film called A.W.O.L with David Morse. Since then she has numerous film and TV credits including the movie Sleepover and guest appearances on The WB's Charmed and Gilmore Girls. She is continuing her training in acting and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Scout recently appeared as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of the classic cult slasher film Halloween. She reprises the iconic role in Zombie's 2009 sequel.

    • Scout won the 'Method Fest Charter Communications Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress' for her role in Tomorrow is Today.

    • Scout is a celebrity youth member of Kids With a Cause and works on charity projects for them.

    • Scout narrowly missed out on the role of Jess Solomon in The Messengers to Kristen Stewart.

    • In August of 2005, she was reported as missing by her stepmother after disappearing from her home in Apple Valley, California. After a two-week search, she was discovered at a friend's house and declared a runaway who did not want to be found.

    • Scout is 5'3" (1.60m).

    • Scout's nicknames are Scoutie and Skully.

    • Scout was originally cast as one of the 'six chicks' in 13 Going On 30. Her role and 5 of the other girls were then recast for appearing too old.

    • Scout will star as Sarah Tunney in The Children aka Zombies due for release Halloween 2006.

    • Scout lists her special skills as softball, gymnastics, volleyball, dance (tap & jazz), swimming, learning guitar/keyboard/drums, sign language, drawing, baby-sitting, can easily cry, dialects.

    • Scout appeared in The Adventures of Lily - Femme Fatale music video.

    • Scout appeared in the Nine Inch Nails, Fragile music video.

    • Scout appeared in the Will Smith music video for Nod Your Head.

    • Scout is in an anti-drug commercial, playing the girl who stole her grandmother's money.

    • The Young Artist Awards Foundation announced Scout's nomination for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Recurring Young Actress in Gilmore Girls.

  • Quotes

    • Scout: (On perfecting her scream for "Halloween") I actually didn't put any thought into it. I remember the first time meeting Rob [Zombie, the director] and doing the screen test with Danielle [Harris], and we were doing the high school scene and it was very casual just talking to my friend and then Danielle left and Rob said, "Ok, we're going to try emotional screaming scenes." This is where I'm holding a naked girl, you know Linda, in my hands and I'm screaming for Michael and he's coming, approaching me. We just tried it the first time and I remember shaking and crying and screaming and when we were done Rob was just like… wow, he didn't know what to say. I didn't really practice my scream, it just comes naturally and I love like getting into it and shaking, breathing heavy and all that stuff. I just love emotion.

    • Scout: (On her "Halloween" co-stars Danielle Harris and Kristina Klebe) It's really fun working with them. All the scenes that we have together are like really sassy attitude always like picking-on-me kind of thing and trying to get me out there and stuff like that. Danielle is definitely a blessing to work with, I've learned so much from her. I remember doing a scene with her in the house and she's trying to get me to hook up with a guy and there's a part where she jumps up on me and pushes me against the wall and starts being all perverted with a kid sitting right there. Kristin is like a little bit more shy but she's real nice.

    • Scout: I just finished filming an AFI Thesis Film called The Honey Fields. The director, Matthew Gordon, was really good. He's really great with kids. I play a character by the name of Mary Beth, and basically I break up the relationship between two brothers, and in the end one of us is killed.

    • Scout: My advice would be to keep striving until you fulfill your dreams. It may take awhile, or you may get lucky from the beginning, but however long it takes, it's a learning process along the way. There will be ups and downs, as there are with any career, sport, hobby, so don't let them distract you from your dream. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something, because you can do anything you set your mind to.

    • Scout: Well, Hidden Howie is based on skits that Howie does for Jay Leno. He's done them for quite awhile, and it just evolved into his own reality based, scripted comedy, hidden camera show. It's pretty funny. It's based on his daily life, and the process he goes through making the skits for Jay, so you actually get to see the environment that he lives in. I play Madison, his son Jackson's girlfriend, and Jackson is actually played by Howie's son Alex Mandel. We've become really great friends.

    • Scout: I just booked a lead role in a feature film called Tomorrow is Today. It's definitely a challenging role for me, and I can't wait to get started. I'll be leaving for the East Coast next week to start filming.

    • Scout: If you're just starting out, the best thing for you to get started is to do community theatre and student films. They will help you build a resume so that you will be able to find an agent. Once you have an agent/manager, set your mind to what you want, attend classes and workshops to keep up your skills, and work really hard. It will always pay off if you believe in yourself.

    • Scout: Howie Mandel is hilarious. He's funny even when he's not trying. I mean he could be talking about a Hershey bar and it would crack you up. He truly has a great gift. It's even really hard to get through scenes, because the cast and crew are laughing so hard.

    • Scout: I guess I don't see myself as others do. I'm just a normal kid, like any other teen, but my main hobby happens to be acting.

    • Scout: I truly hope that I can inspire others to fulfill their dreams.

    • Scout: Believe it or not, for 3 months I've been trying to plan a Magic Mountain trip with my close friends, for my birthday. My poor friend Alex Black doesn't believe me anymore, we've changed the date so many times.

    • Scout: Unfortunately, I do not have my license yet. I've just been so busy! I'm taking my Driver's Ed on-line and just about to finish up with it. You pretty much need it as a teen in this industry, so that's my goal for the next month. When I do start driving, watch out world! I'm gonna be tearing up the streets!

    • Scout: As I'm getting older, I'm dealing with a lot more teen roles, which sometimes require a little more research, and a lot more character development.

    • Scout: In a few months I'll start performing live. I believe one of my first performances will be at Sea World this summer. So that should be a lot of fun.

    • Scout: I definitely love Hip-Hop and Jazz Funk also. It's a little hard to fit everything in sometimes because I'm so busy, but I love taking classes at Millennium and The Edge. I'll soon be working with a choreographer for my live performances as well.

    • Scout: I'm currently working on my punk rock/pop album with ERA Productions and in addition will begin working with a very well-known punk/pop singer.

    • Scout: I am currently learning to play drums and guitar, and will be working on keyboard next. It's a lot of fun. I absolutely love drums!

    • Scout: Cold Case was a lot of fun. The entire cast and crew were so much fun to work with. In fact I still talk to a few of the cast members. Emilio [Estevez, the director] was amazing. He is such a great director, and he's great with people. He really gives you great motivation and direction with each scene. Not many directors will speak to each individual actor, expressing his vision and in return asking for your input.

    • Scout: It's so amazing. I had never thought making an album could be so much fun. I love the late-night recording too! It's a little ways away, but it'll be worth it when it's finished.

    • Scout: I'm also a competitive swimmer. A lot of people don't know this but when I was younger, I was actually headed to the Jr. Olympics, before my career took off.

    • Scout: I remember when I went to the Producer's session for Cold Case, and he [Emilio Estevez] was so exhausted, it didn't even look like him actually. I had to take a second look. He's so busy as a director now, and it really shows through his work as to why he is in demand. I love his laugh! It's hilarious. It would be awesome to be able to work with him again one day. He doesn't really like photos, but I was able to get a photo with him on my camera phone.

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  • Scout is an incrediable actress and wonderful person. I would love to see her more of her in tv and film. I don't think she has been given a challenging enough role to show how talented she really is.moreless

    Why are directors afraid to hire real teens for television? It seems that most of the teen shows have adults playing high school kids.......please there are teens out there that can act. They should be given the chance to prove it. Teen fans want to see real teen actors and actresses, not adults playing teens on prime time networks or the same teens over and over again. There are plenty of teen actors and actresses out there. Scout is one of them. I think she not only is an amazing person but amazing actress and needs a challenging role to show off her talent. We are ready to see more of her.moreless